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Diocese of Beja

Dioecesis Beiensis



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General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 10 July 1770
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Évora
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: Portugal
  • Square Kilometers: 12,300 (4,750 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.diocese-beja.pt/
  • Mailing Address: Seminario Diocesano, Rua D. Afonso Henriques 1A, 7800-049 Beja, CODEX, Portugal
  • Telephone: 284.323.159
  • Fax: 284.323.250

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
10 July 1770ErectedArchdiocese of Évora Diocese of Beja (erected)
16 July 1975Territory LostDiocese of Beja (Melides/Ponta de Troia (in Grandola))
Archdiocese of Évora (Canha, Pegoês, and Santo Isidro (all in Montijo) and Comporta (in Alcázar do Sal))
Patriarchate of Lisboa {Lisbon} (Setubal)
Diocese of Setúbal (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1949258,595334,50477.3%433465,621236ap1951
1958290,189352,95682.2%572594,918235116ap1960
1969309,285340,40090.9%725774,016710142ap1971
1980234,000272,00086.0%5811693,39114111115ap1981
1990229,000247,80092.4%5014643,5781582120ap1991
1999190,000226,00084.1%4212543,51841385117ap2000
2000190,000226,00084.1%4412563,39241385117ap2001
2001190,000226,00084.1%4117583,27541782117ap2002
2002184,194220,19483.7%3917563,28972081118ap2003
2003184,194220,19483.7%4117583,17541782118ap2004
2004184,194220,79483.4%4018583,17541880119ap2005
2006184,900221,70083.4%4213553,36151471119ap2007
2012186,100223,20083.4%4312553,38351259119ap2013
2015174,200209,80083.0%4213553,167101448120ap2016
2018175,496211,49683.0%448523,37410941120ap2019
2020174,900211,75082.6%457523,36314733120ap2021
2022174,874211,70782.6%419503,49714932121ap2023

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased



Source(s)

  • Hierarchia Catholica, Volume 6, Page 117
  • Series Episcoporum Ecclesiae Catholicae, Volume 1, Page 93

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